LION tackles 'Business of Independent Local Journalism' in Phoenix

LION Publishers will hold a day-long program in Phoenix June 23 on business model, revenue, journalism and technology issues facing local independent online news publishers.

It will feature presentations, panel discussions and workshops on the business model, revenue, journalism and technology challenges and opportunities associated with the grassroots resurgence of local journalism entrepreneurship that is happening as corporate legacy media declines across the country.

The program coincides with the annual Investigative Reporters & Editors annual conference, which runs June 22-25 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa outside Phoenix.

The Institute for Nonprofit News will be holding its annual "INN Days," which is open to LION members, at the same location June 21 and 22.

Admission before June 16 is FREE for LION members, INN members, and registered attendees of the IRE conference, and is only $25 for non-members. The program will include a complimentary boxed lunch and a happy hour reception at 5 p.m.

Hotel accommodations are available at the IRE conference hotel, the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, as well as several other nearby hotels, including the Courtyard North Scottsdale and SpringHill Suites Scottsdale.

Register for The Business of Local Journalism mini-conference